If you are serious about living healthy, then you will want to consider coconut as a regular part of your diet. Fortunately when it comes to coconut, there are endless ways to indulge!
By substituting our Coconut Flour in some of your baking recipes, you can literally recreate your favorite treats, turning them into delicious reward for yourself.
Our coconut flour is made from fresh organic coconut meat (only coconuts grown in the beautiful, tropical Philippine Islands are used) that is dried, defatted and then finely grounded into a powder very similar in consistency to wheat flour. However, that's where the similarities begin and end.
Coconut flour is unlike any other consisting of 14% coconut oil and 58% dietary fiber! The remaining 28% consists of water, protein, and carbohydrate. If you haven't tried coconut flour yet, here are some more excellent reasons to start:
- Coconut Flour is ideal for baking. It has fewer digestible (net) carbs than other flours, and it even has fewer digestible carbs than some vegetables!
- Coconut Flour is gluten-free and hypoallergenic. With as much protein as wheat flour, coconut flour has none of the specific protein in wheat called "gluten." This is an advantage for a growing percentage of the population who have allergies to gluten or a wheat sensitivity.
- Coconut Flour can help you reach a healthy weight. Ideal for those who follow a low-carb eating plan, coconut flour works well as part of a weight loss program because it has high fiber, and foods with high fiber can help promote a feeling of fullness.
Whoever said "You can't have your cake and eat it too" was definitely in the dark about the benefits of coconut flour!
Say YES to Your Favorite Foods Again with GLUTEN-FREE Coconut Flour!
Coconut Flour Recipe:
- ½ cup Fresh Shores coconut oil
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- 9 eggs
- 1 ½ cups Stevia Blend
- ¾ teaspoon Himalayan salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¾ cup sifted coconut flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- Melt coconut oil in a saucepan over low heat or place jar in pan of warm water. (Note: coconut oil easily melts and will congeal as it cools)
- Add cocoa powder and coconut milk and mix together. Remove from heat and set aside.
- In a bowl, mix together eggs, stevia blend, salt, and vanilla.
- Stir in cocoa mixture.
- Combine coconut flour with baking powder and whisk into batter until there are no lumps.
- Pour batter into greased 8x8x2 or 9x9x2-inch pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean.
- Cool and cover with frosting, (optional) of your choice.
Most people are unaware that there are many reactions to wheat, aside from celiac disease, that can cause health problems. Most of us are addicted to breads, bagels, pizza, pasta, waffles and pancakes and would rather die than give them up.
But eliminating gluten from your diet is no small task. The good news is that food manufacturers are finally realizing there's a growing need for a variety of gluten-free breads and foods.
The bad news is that large portions of commercially prepared gluten-free foods are made using soy flour. I cannot emphasize enough that soy is not the health food that you think it is.
It appears that the tide is beginning to turn against the soy craze and many people are now wisely looking for healthier alternatives. Nut flour is becoming more popular but it is expensive and few people can afford to use it regularly. There are a variety of other flours like potato, garbanzo, and rice flour.
Coconut flour is a healthy and delicious alternative for most anyone who is allergic to nuts, wheat, milk or other common foods that trigger sensitivities. Because so few people are allergic to coconut, it is regarded as hypoallergenic.
If you are looking for a gluten-free way to make your favorite baked foods, using coconut flour is a delicious, safe, healthy, relatively low-cost, and easy way to do it. You can make a variety of breads and pastries using little more than coconut flour, eggs, and coconut oil!
Coconut Flour: The Secret Weapon
to Managing Your Weight
Food contains two types of carbohydrate: digestible and non-digestible. Digestible carbohydrate consists of starch and sugar and provides calories. Non-digestible carbohydrate is the fiber and provides NO calories. Coconut meat is composed primarily of non-digestible fiber with a beneficial amount of water and smart oil.
Dietary fiber acts like a broom, sweeping your intestinal contents along your digestive tract aiding in elimination, and regularity. Since you cannot digest the dietary fiber in coconut flour, you derive no calories from it.
Studies have shown that an additional 14 grams of fiber daily (the amount in about ¼ cup of coconut flour) is associated with a 10% decrease in calorie intake.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, only 24% of the carbohydrate in oat bran is composed of fiber. Soybeans contain only 29% fiber, and wheat bran is 42% fiber.
The chart below shows that when it comes to dietary fiber content, other local flours do not come close to rivaling coconut flour!
The Secret to Foolproof Cooking with Coconut Flour
You can make a wide variety of baked goodies using coconut flour. However, when baking with coconut flour, the standard rules that you use for other flours do not apply. If you want to avoid culinary blunders, it's important to remember some basic rules.
Coconut flour will just fall apart if you substitute it 100% for another flour. However, through trial and error, and with the help of a terrific source, I've discovered that if you add eggs to the recipe, you can use 100% coconut flour in a recipe. The secret is to add one egg per ounce of coconut flour (on the average). Why eggs? Coconut flour has no gluten and the eggs take the place of gluten.
If you are wheat sensitive, looking for delicious ways to add healthy fiber to your diet, or just want to try something new and delicious -- then you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by using coconut flour!
Easy to add to smoothies and desserts or to use as a thickening agent in sauces and gravies, coconut flour makes a great substitute for other flours called for in almost any recipe! It's a great way to add fiber and flavor to your diet, so what are you waiting for?